Police in South Jersey believe a homeowner's watchdog might have fallen for a bribe from a burglar bearing treats.
Vineland police say the evidence came in the form of a scrap of beef jerky the homeowner found on the kitchen floor. He said no one in the house normally eats it.
A published report said the break-in occurred during the day Sunday, apparently undeterred by the resident pit bull.
Police say the burglar got away with more than $200 in cash, a $400 electric guitar and a necklace worth about $350.